When To Start & What To Know
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends seeing an orthodontist by the age of 7. This is an ideal age for correction because their first permanent molars have typically come in by this time, and crossbites, crowding, and other common problems can be evaluated and addressed.
Early orthodontic treatment can radically simplify – and, in some cases, eliminate – later treatment. This gives us the ability to monitor the growth of your child’s jaw and guide their incoming permanent teeth. It also allows us to regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches, gain space for permanent teeth, avoid the need for extractions, and reduce the likelihood of impacted permanent teeth.